Monthly Archives: August 2013

:: Spotted! Dash & Albert Diamond Rug ::

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Feature Friday

dash-and-albert-diamond-rug-coastal-home-decor-tuvaluBrowsing through this month’s House Beautiful we spotted this lovely rug from Dash & Albert laying down some great design support. We love how the pattern from Dash & Albert’s Diamond Rug gives the space texture and depth by breaking up the solid colors in the bedroom. If you want to pick this rug up and add it to your home, you can grab it here! Happy Friday!

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:: Americana Coastal Decor ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

00eef72c95ce5bfda862f1be999bc985We obviously love everything and anything beach, coastal, nautical. So what can make that better? An American flag standing proud and tall in the space. Americans have created their own coastal style that separates us from the rest of the world. This Americana style usually has a few noticeable attributes. First, and most important, is the American flag. It’s going to be there whether it’s an actually flag, painting or in some other form. Since the flag is red, white and blue it’s not just going to blend  in and that’s the point. We want it to stand out and be seen. Also some shabby, chic or rustic furnishings will be found in the space. These furnishings bring in a vintage feel which gives the space a sense of history. Keeping to the historic feel of the space the room will often be adorned with antique finds. Typically something from American history that would have been used in homes back in the day. Lastly, the red, white and blue decor that compliments the American flag and bring the room together. Obviously there are more characteristics and every designer has their own style or tastes so not even Americana coastal room is going to have all of these aspects, but you will notice at least one or two of these in the space.

We love the Americana coastal style because it’s a style that was created and shaped here at home. Plus it looks great! What do you guys think?

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:: 3 Ways To Create A Rustic, Coastal Cottage ::

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Tuesday Tips

dd82c5ec8c17799864635198fcd38007 We love rustic, coastal cottages! Nothing feels more comfortable and right than a well designed cottage. So we thought we would give you our list of 3 ways to create a rustic, coastal cottage in your home and make it so you never want to leave, except to go to the beach! So keep on reading and see what 3 ways you can turn your home into a rustic, coastal cottage!

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1. Aged Wood Floors.

Wood flooring in any cottage is a want. Aged, weathered wood floors in a rustic, coastal cottage is need. This must have sets the tone and mood throughout the entire home. The floors add character to the cottage that give it the rustic, coastal look and we haven’t even gotten to designing . Needless to say, we love woods floors in a cottage.

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2. Vintage & Rustic Furniture/Accessories/Decor.

How else would you design your cottage? These choices are basic must haves in the home and in each space. There are plenty of choices from lighting to furniture that you can bring into your rustic, coastal cottage that will give you the desired look. Let’s not even get started on color because we can go on and on about the possibilities. Let’s not forget to mention these amazing kitchens above. Love those teal painted cabinets!

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3. An Old Tub In An Old Bathroom.

We love the look a porcelain tub gives the bathroom so of course it’s on the list and we’re putting one in our cottage! Plus when you’re soaking in your tub with your eyes closed – loving life – you’re going to have to open them eventually. So why not open them to a great bathroom space? Don’t forget to bring the decor into the bathroom! It will bring the entire home together and will show that you left no space untouched.

:: The Latest Bracelet From Neck Candy ::

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Feature Friday

neck-candy-bracelet-jewelry-coastal-home-tuvaluHave you seen the latest piece from Neck Candy?? Well here it is! This beautiful hand made bracelet with this gorgeous sterling clasp! Come on into Tuvalu to try it on and check out the rest of our jewelry! We bet it’ll look great on you! Happy Friday!

:: Damask Fabric ::

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8615749a3287f372b7057d47ebb338beIt seems like damask and ikat fabrics have taken over lately! The more recent of the two is damask fabric and it seems to be showing up in living rooms and bedrooms all over! The damask fabric is a bold fabric that definitely stands out in a space. So designers usually will just use a touch of it with pillows on the sofa or maybe even curtains, but that’s not to say they won’t go all out with wallpaper or furniture. We love the damask pattern because it breaks up the space and adds some welcomed texture to it as well. Check out some these great examples we’ve found and let them inspire damask fabrics in your home! 994cbb470824b95510dedab35afb8e29 trend 020 9ec84baecfb0856dafd41e9045147de8 5d2fe192c845c5b173dda9912a8fb350 b31cd397af35ccce02420a93faa3e1e9 b253b1d8ff2f4a66d85c93a08f6b708b b848ea033d6095ebc505d1e330ee60da 4828e25b1ebec189ef598f520512c37b 280f57424187b65a6057d6cea1851c1d 82d22641eef41103fb8227ce23bb3d54

:: HGTV’s What’s That Pattern Quiz! ::

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hgtv-whats-the-pattern-home-decor-tuvaluIt’s Friday and that means we’re ready for some fun! It’s time to use that pattern knowledge and put it to the test! In this month’s HGTV Magazine they dish out a fun little pattern quiz to test our textile IQ’s! So go ahead and test yourself! The answers are flipped right side up on the bottom of the post so you can check and see how many you got right! And no cheating!! Happy Friday!hgtv-whats-the-pattern-quiz-home-decor-tuvalu

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:: Same Space – 4 Different Designs ::

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Tuesday Tips

country-living-aqua-breakfast-nookIf you haven’t picked up this month’s Country Living you’re truly missing out on a great design example. They take this beautiful breakfast nook and show you four different ways to design it. It really shows what a little color, a chair swap and a few accessories can do. They used the same mirror, same table, some white bench cushions and switched up and swapped out everything else. We just love how these covers are a visual guide and let you see exactly how easy it can be to revamp and revive any space with color. For those of you who are wanting to redo a space in your home use this as inspiration. It can be done! Get yourself some paint and hit the shops for some accessories!

Which cover is your favorite? Our favorite is the first cover. We love aqua, teal, greens and blues. They’re coastal and bright which gives the nook a great feeling. Then again, we really love the wall color on the third cover! They’re all so great! What do you guys think??country-living-grey-pink-breakfast-nook country-living-teal-blue-breakfast-nook country-living-yellow-breakfast-nook

:: Spotted! Jamie Young Leather Mirror ::

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spotted-jamie-young-round-leather-mirror-country-living-tuvalu-homeWe were flipping through the latest Country Living mag and we spotted one of our favorite mirrors! This mirror looks great in this space and we love how this designer used it in the bedroom! If you want to pick up the Jamie Young Round Leather Mirror you can grab it here! Happy Friday

:: Tuvalu Does Staging! ::

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165 Crescent Bay 007That’s right! Tuvalu does staging and we will give you that perfect coastal look! We’ll transform your home or any space into the perfect coastal retreat or rustic beach cottage. Let us know if you’re in need or interested in staging or any design help by coming down to the design center today!
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